According to detectives, Lamont Canteen, 37, of 213 W. 147th Street Apt. 2D, while at Sam Ash, 385 Old Country Road, made a purchase utilizing, what was later found to be, a fraudulent check totaling $2,323.24.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, Canteen returned to Sam Ash and attempted to make another purchase utilizing a check. Without Canteen’s knowledge, the store manager, who recognized him from the prior incident, called 911.
Upon police arrival Canteen was placed under arrest without incident. He was found to be in possession of numerous fraudulent checks as well as fraudulent identifications to match those checks.
Canteen is charged with seventeen (17) counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 05/17/2016.